Oakland Meadow School
A Special School with Special Students and Staff
North Metro Program
The North Metro Program
A member of the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS)
The North Metro Program, a member of the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS) serves elementary age, K-5 special education students who have severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD). These may include inattention, acting-out, oppositional or defiant behaviors, poor interpersonal relationships, depression and unrealistic fears. The GNETS programs, which are state-wide, are designed to provide support and instruction to students whose behaviors significantly disrupt their learning. A typical day in the North Metro Program includes standard Gwinnett County Public Schools curriculum instruction, along with social skills training and affective instruction. In addition, each student’s program is tailored to meet his or her behavioral needs, using positive behavioral supports.
The North Metro Program is staffed by a Coordinator, a Social Worker, a Psychologist and highly trained teachers and paraprofessionals.
The following features are utilized to meet each student’s goal:
The goal of the North Metro Program is to teach students strategies to manage their own behaviors which in turn, teaches them to feel more successful in school. Many students’ behavior improves sufficiently enough that they are able to participate in general education classes and eventually return to a home school.
North Metro Staff
North Metro Teachers: J. Dawn Smith, Mary Daniels, Leslie Bruce, Chris Cousens, Cathy Etheridge, Sharon Vargo, Michelle Rogers, Robbie Dickerson, Wendy Senior
North Metro Parapros
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